My 76 yr old dad is considering botox injection to his vocal cords per his doctor's advise. He had the hic-ups for a few weeks non-stop and when the dr gave him a medication they finally stopped but he developed nodules on his vocal cords. They removed the nodules a couple of times but they grow right back. The dr says they can inject botox to his vocal cords to paralyze them and he will be unable to speak for 2-3 months. This will allow them to heal enough to keep the growths off. This sounds kinda weird to me. Anyone ever heard of this? If so, what are any complications that may arise. Thanks! Oh, forgot to mention that the dr thinks he has acid reflux which also worsens this condition. He doesn't have symptoms of acid reflux but did try medications for that as well with no relief from the nodules. He coughs alot and chokes when eating.